Partner City

Vancouver

Inspiration
Fresh Perspective
Sustainable

We’ve been consistently voted as one of the world’s “Most Liveable Cities”, but we in Vancouver prefer the term “Most Alive.” As soon as you arrive you’ll see it, but you’ll also feel it. Our city is intertwined with nature. From the snow-capped mountains to the urban rainforest and sparkling Pacific Ocean that reflects off our city skyline. Visit Vancouver and you’ll experience Mother Nature like never before.

But it’s not just our connection to the outdoors that makes this place special. Vancouver is one of the most accessible cities in the world, built around a downtown core where a collaborative network of hotels and exceptional facilities are all just steps away. We have all the public transit and car shares you could want, but might find you don’t even use them. Instead, our friendly neighbourhoods and wide-open green spaces are easily walkable, so you can step outside one of our 13,000 hotel rooms and live like a local.

Even our award-winning, Double LEED Platinum-Certified Convention Centre is located at the heart of it all, an epicentre for inspiration, with views that inspire fresh thought and open minds. With 466,500 square feet of thoughtfully-designed space overlooking Burrard Inlet and Stanley Park – a 1,000-acre natural oasis in the city – it offers a perspective that’s helped organizations just like yours tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Whether you’re coming from Europe, Asia, North America or beyond, few destinations offer a better connection to the world around us. And we’re not just connected to other places, we’re also connected to each other. Our city is collaborative, a place where everyone is welcome, where differences aren’t only embraced, but celebrated, and inclusivity is at our core. Here on the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, with over 179 languages spoken and one of the most multicultural populations, we experience the value and perspective that diversity brings everyday, and your organization will too.

Yes, there’s something special in the air here. We like to call it, the air. A magical medley of year-round feel-good fuel that inspires us to see things differently. Fueled by fresh air and even fresher ideas, this is a hotbed for innovation. As one of the top 25 best startup ecosystems in the world, some of the brightest minds in business call Vancouver home. Take a trip here and you’ll see – surrounded by inspiring thought leaders, it’s not uncommon to leave here with a totally different perspective than the one you arrived with. In fact, it’s encouraged.

And that unique perspective will keep inspiring long after the nine-to-five. With a natural playground on your doorstep, your team will be equally motivated to get out and grab life by the handlebars, paddles or ski poles. Vancouver is well-known for stretching minds, but also muscles. Adding an extra day or two to your trip for a personal or team-building adventure is always recommended.

So, whether you’re looking to reconnect, reinvigorate or redefine, Vancouver is the place to do it. As the host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics, the annual TED Conference and PCMA’s Convening Leaders, we’re used to hosting events that continue to inspire attendees long after they’ve finished. And with a hospitality community that works together to create unforgettable experiences, we’d welcome the opportunity to do the same for you.

For more information about Vancouver and hosting your meeting here, visit www.destinationvancouver.com/meeting/.

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